I just noted on Facebook via my friend Jana Last, that today, April 10, is National Siblings Day.
Jana learned about it herself via Facebook and reposted it there. I had to find out more so I “googled” the term. That led me to this site for the Siblings Day Foundation. There, I read that the SDF is a public, non-profit charity “devoted to establishing National Siblings Day for the benefit of our families, our communities and our nation.”
Its goal is to make it a federally recognized day, like Mother’s and Father’s Days. It also led me to this article that ran in the International Business Times a couple of years ago. For all the facts on National Siblings day, click here.
In the meantime, a salute to my 7 siblings–Barbara, Diane, Dorothy, Colleen, Gerry, Brian and Vinnie–from your kid sister, Patti. These four images–the only ones I’m aware of with all of us together–were taken over the last 59 years:
Officially recognized yet, or not: Happy Siblings Day, to one and all!
Note: This post was originally published on GeneaJourneys April 10, 2014. There are now just seven of us Desmond siblings as we lost our brother Gerry in January. You’ll always be in our hearts though, Ger.
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